Leonard Wood, Sr. Biography

Founder, Wood Partners

Leonard W. Wood, a former NMHC Chairman, is the founder of Atlanta-based Wood Partners , which he started in 1998.  He served as its Managing Principal until her retired in 2007.  During his tenure, he built the company into one of the leading apartment developers, starting approximately 32,400 multifamily units worth $4.25 billion.  Prior to Wood Partners, he served as a Partner for Trammell Crow, where he was in charge of the Southeast Region, Texas, the Midwest, and Southwest Regions. He also founded the Wood Center for Real Estate Development at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.  Now retired, Wood actively involved in numerous charities that focus on education, and serves on the Board of various educational institutions.